This weekend I’ve been spending some time in Tulsa, exploring all that the city had to offer. If you didn’t read the post about my first two days in Tulsa, you can check it out here. I knew the weather today was going to be rainy, so I decided to have a chill day.
First, I started at the Philbrook Museum, which use to be the family home of the Philbrooks in Tulsa. The Native American art that they house in this museum is extensive, but the outside is the best part. The garden is filled with many statues, beautiful and diverse flowers, and lots of water fountains. If it had been a sunny day, I could have definitely stayed out there longer and truly enjoyed its beauty.
To warm up, I ate some ramen at JINYA ramen bar in downtown Tulsa. To be honest, this wasn’t the best ramen I’ve had, but it was good. I’m actually on a quest for the best ramen in America (or on the East-coast), so if you know a great spot please comment below.
Anyways, after I had lunch I walked less than 5 minutes to the Boxyard. I heard about this place during my research of Tulsa. Stores and restaurants are located inside of large storage boxes – that are carried on trucks and ships – in this one block radius. They have cute local boutiques, like Modern Mess, and a to-die-for ice creamery which served Lavender Honey ice cream…don’t knock it until you try it.
Afterwards, I saw the artificial cloud, which makes a statement about the harm that technology brings to humanity. Read this description to learn more about the background. Right next to the artificial cloud is the Center of the Universe. If you stand in the center, you can hear your own echo when you speak. I couldn’t explain how it works, but you have to try it when you visit Tulsa.
To finish the night, I went to a Poetry Slam in downtown Tulsa as a part of the city’s LitFest. While it was lit, it’s actually short for Literature festival. I didn’t have a chance to attend the other events during the festival, but I was super excited to finally attend a poetry slam.
Thanks for reading! Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post, when I visit Pastor Michael Todd at Transformation Church. Not only does he speak the truth from the Bible, but he does it in way that is relatable and easy to understand. Check out his sermon series “Planted Not Buried” and “Ducks in a Row.” Make sure to like, comment, share, and subscribe. Thanks!